Conversations on Second Chances

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R.C. Murphy Junior High School students learned about the effects that choices have on one’s life and the importance of working to overcome obstacles during a Town Hall assembly with inspirational speakers Jerry Figgiani and Robert Aliano.   

During the assembly, both men shared messages of determination, overcoming adversity and perseverance as they told Robert’s story – which included how he sustained a traumatic injury that almost ended his life and the path he took to change his future. That path included working with Jerry who inspired him to learn how to walk again with the help of karate.

After the event, the students participated in a Google Classroom activity where they were provided with the opportunity to reflect on their experience and share how they overcame obstacles in their own lives and who they go to for support.